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Kirthi Jayakumar Bite

"Furthermore, a major barrier to achieving our future goals regarding women's rights is the tendency to homogenize women as a single group. As I mentioned earlier, India is incredibly diverse in terms of religion, language, and social class. Our society operates on multiple levels, intersecting to create unique experiences for women that are not universally shared. I come before you as an upper-caste, upper-middle-class woman who speaks English. However, I represent only a small fraction of the women in my country. Many women do not have easy access to the internet or even English language skills. If we pass legislation granting all women in India these rights, it will primarily benefit the more privileged women, excluding those who lack such privileges."

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